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*£. Expected to Ruin Makers
c, and Sellers of Beverage.
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Elevation of Masses.
A dispatch from Leipsie, Germany
The German socialist party, with
over 600,000 members and several
times this number of sympathizers,
adopted a resolution at its annual
meeting here to organize the workiag
classes of Germany into a boycott
against the use of brandy.
The purpose of the movement is to
cut down the government's enormous
revenue from the brandy tax, thereby
forcing a readjustment of taxes, which
are now declared to fall with particu
lar weight on the working classes, and
to win moral support of the socialist
The brandy tax now yields about
$25,000,000 a year to the government.
The socialists admit that they ex
pect to ruin both the makers and sel
lers of brandy, but they say in so do
ing they will be promoting abstinence
throughout the country and achieving
the moral elevation of the masses.
Spreckels Quits Reform Body.
Rudolph Spreckels of San Francis
co has withdrawn from the Good
Government league, which was formed
for the purpose of electing reformers
to municipal offices. It was organized
as part of the campaign against graft.
The withdrawal of Spreckels was due
to the action of the league, which re
cently indorsed Dr. B. Leland, the
Democratic candidate for mayor, and
several others on the Democratic
Spreckels sees in this action evi
dence that Gavin McNab, the Demo
cratic boss, has secured control of the
league. It is asserted that former
supporters of Heney in the graft pro
secution have been won over by the
McNab man and that Spreckels rea
lized that the ground was slipping
from under him. Several leading
members of the league denied that
McNab controlled them, and they ex
plained the indorsement of Leland on
the ground that this was the best way
to beat Crocker, candidate of the so
called "business interests."
Sons of Rich in a Big Scandal.
The college town of Washington,
Pa., known as one of the most aristo
cratic in the state, is sizzling with one
of the greatest scandals in its history.
Two sons of rich men are in the county
jail, charged with serious offenses,
while the families have not come to
their rescue with bail. Warrants
have been issued for the arrest of ten
more young men of prominent families
and they have left town. Policemen
are instigating a general search for
them, notwithstanding that powerful
influence is being brought to bear
against this energy.
The arrests were made svhen the
Duane hotel, a small but exclusive
hostelry, was raided last midnight,
the fathers of two girls leading the
police to the place.
These girls, 12 and 15 years old,
disappeared from their homes last
Saturday and it was reported they
had eloped with two actors. The
brother of one of the girls had been
searching for her throughout this
section of the state. The girls re
turned to their homes last night and
said two men had taken them to the
Duane hotel and kept them there.
TLey also named other young men of
the town who had been at the hotel at
the same time and described hew other
youn? girls, all of well-to-do families,
had been brought there.
The girls described, hesitatingly, an
orgy of two days' duration, and upon
the conclusion of their recital the
fathers immediately obtained police
assistance and led the raid on the
Low Rates to Pacific Coast
Thousands Planning to go Between Sept. 16th
and Oct. 15th.
Union Pacific Preparing.
The movement westward by investors
and by pleasure seekers this year bids
fair to be the greatest in the history
of railroading according to officials
of the Union Pacific Railroad. Pre
parations to handle the increased traf
fic over this road between Sept. 15 and
Oct. 15 are now under way and better
service than ever is promised those
who take the coming low one-way rate
opportunity and make the trip.
The officials state that even with the
rush to the coast this year, they will
be amply able to give all comers, or
"goers," all of the usual comforts,
conveniences and dispatch.
The low one-way rates go into effect
Sept, 15 and will be in effect every day
until Oct. 15, and will allow stopovers
at different points:
Examination to be Held Oct. 23.
Salaries Range From $600
to $900 Per Annum.
An examination for employment fn
the additional force of the thirteenth
census at Washington, D. will be
held by the United States civil service
commission on Saturday, Oct. 23,
1909, at the postoffice building at Man
kato, and other places throughout the
The approximate number of addi
tional appointments to be made in the
census bureau during the three-year
decennial census period ending June
30, 1912, is three thousand, and the
work required of these employees will
be chiefly of four classes:
One. Operation of card-punching
and card-tabulating machines.
Two. Operation of typewriters, add
ing machines, etc.
Three. Manuscript tabulation and
other clerical work.
Four. Subclerical work, such as
that of messengers, messenger boys,
watchmen and laborers.
Applicants must be citizens of the
United States, and must be between
the ages of eighteen and fifty years,
except that boys who have reached the
age of sixteen years and have not
reached the age of eighteen years will
be permitted to take the examination,
and if passed will be eligible for ap
pointment as messenger boys only.
Special attention is directed to the
provision that an applicant for exami
nation must be examined in the state
in which he resides, and must have
been actually domiciled in such state
for at least one year previous to such
Appointments will be apportioned
among the states, territories and the
District of Columbia in conformity
with the law of apportionment now
provided for the classified service.
The entrance salary for classes one,
two and three will be at the rate of
$600 per annum, and promotion to at
least $900 per annum will be reason
ably rapid for those who render sat
isfactory service. The salaries for
subclerical positions will be as
follows: Messengers, $840 assistant
messengers, $720 messenger boys,
$480 watchmen, $720 charwomen, $240.
The length of service of satisfactory
employees will range usually from six
months to two years and will average
probably about one year.
Blank application forms may be ob
tained by addressing the civil service
commission, Washington, D. the
bureau of census, or the secretary of
the board of examiners, St. Paul,
Supervisors of the census are ap
pointed by the president.
Applications for the position of
enumerator, supervisors clerk, or in
terpreter should be addressed to the
supervisor of the district in which the
applicant seeks employment.
13 CENT STAMP MUST GO
New Issue to Take its Place.
Washington. The days of the 13
cent postage stamp are numbered.
Instead of this denomination, by
some supposed to be unlucky, the
postoffice department will issue a 12
cent stamp. Acting Postmaster Gen
eral Stewart has requested the secre
tary of the treasury to have the new
stamp printed at the bureau of en
graving and printing.
The 13-cent stamp was devised to
cover the cost of the 8-cent registry
fee and the 5-cent international post
age rate. The 15-cent stamp will
serve this purpose when the registry
fee is increased from 8 to 10 cents on
Nov. 1. The proposed 12-cent stamp
will then cover the cost of the new
10-eent registry fee and the 2-cent
postage rate in the United States and
for England and Germany.
Lightning Did Much Damage.
During the electrical storm Satur
day nicht the light^in^, did consider
A barn belonging to A. Bundy of
Lincoln township was struck by
lightning during the storm, the barn
and eleven head of horses were burned,
nothing being saved.
A barn owned by Andrew Lee in
Bapidan was also struck by lightning
which set the building on fire, but by
a hard fight the flames were overcome
and the barn and contents saved.
On oat stack on the farm of S. Q.
Larkin in Decoria was set on fire by
a bolt of lightning about 11 o'clock
and completely destroyed. Mr. Lar
kin and family with the aid of neigh
bors worked all night and managed
to save the surrounding buildings
and the rest of the grain from being
consumed by the flames. The stack
burned was fully insured.—Mankato
NEWS ITEMS OF THE NORTHWEST
Gleaned from the Big Dailies for the httle
Weekly by the exchange editor.
Two Harbors is to have anew Opera
House. i"Zr,£, ~j
The South Dakota presbytery met at
St. Cloud volunteer fire department
voted to disband.
Young America and Norwood
schools have consolidated.
Hot Springs, S. D., has a preacher
who runs an airdome theatre during
the week, singing his own illustrated
Francis B. Hart, the Minneapolis
attorney who was disbarred for a time
for contempt of the supreme court,will
appear for the first time since before
that court as counsel for C. C. Lyford,
Minneapolis, in a suit against the
Schmidt Brewing Co. The appeal in
this case, a $10,425 damage suit, was
filed with the clerk of the supreme
court last Wednesday.
Duluth, Minn.—The annual state
convention of the W. C. T. U. of Min
nesota is in progress in this city, and
there are over 200 present. One of Lhe
features of the meeting was the address
by Mrs. Marry Harris Armor, presi
dent of the W. C. T. U. of Georgia.
She declared that if the organization
is to accomplish anything like what is
possible in Minnesota that the mem
bers must get money, and give that
feature of the preparation for accom
plishing temperance work more atten
tion. The sum of $675 was raised.
Brainerd, Minn.—It has just trans
pired that when the late S. Katz, for
merly of this city, died in Minneapo
lis, he left a large sum of money con
cealed under the floor of his building
on South Seventh street. When his
grandson, Isaac Greenburg, was here
a few days ago to look after the prop
erty he took up the floor in the store
building, and in a place designated by
the old gentleman before his death
found an iron kettle covered with tin
and buried in the ground. In this ket
tle were over $4,000 in gold coin which
had been hidden there some time be
fore his death by Mr. Katz, who lived
a life of apparent poverty. Almost
his entire property is said to have
been left to his daughter, Mrs. C.
Greenburg, of Fargo.
Winona, Minn.—The total attend
ance at the ball games in Winona the
past season was 31,470. At a meeting
of the stockholders just held it was re
ported that the receipts had met all the
expenses of the season and left a small
balance in the treasury with which to
start next yea". It was decided to do
a little grading and seeding on the
outfield this fall to place it in better
condition for next year.
Sauk Center, Minn.—The mail car
riers on the rural routes brought in
l,271money orders, valued at $6,295.55,
from the farmers to be forwarded from
Sauk Center. This is last month's
record, and it is expected that this
month's money orders will be in
creased. The crops were never larger
or in better condition. Wheat has
yielded from 12 to 25 bushels an acre
oats, barley and corn are more than
an average crop, and prices are good.
Iowa City, Iowa.—Alarmed by the
city water conditions, the university
authorities have consulted with the
city health officers and an immediate
analysis of the city water supply will
Jasper, Minn.—The Farmers State
Bank of Jasper has been incorporated
with directors, C. C. Englebritson, M.
Englebritson, John Rudd, Geo. Vick
erman and A. G. Kartrude.
Wausau, Wis.—The annual coucty
school board convention will be held
in this city Nov. 23. Between four and
five hundred rural school board offi
cers will be in attendance.
Marquette, Mich.—At a cost of ap
proximately $30,000, anew high school
building is to be erected in the village
of Baraga. Contracts for the work
have been awarded.
Iowa City, Iowa.—When the Uni
versity of Iowa opens Monday there
will be fifty-three new faces va. the
La Crosse, Wis.—Property valua
tion just completed by the city tax as
sessors shows a total of $20,714,323 for
city property over $20,256,572 for last
year, an increase of over half a mil
lion. Personal property increased
Fargo, N. D.—Anton Koenig, aged
106 years, and his wife, Katherine,
aged 96 years, have been inmates of
the Cass county home here for one
month, having been sent here from
Casselton. They were born in Luxem
burg, Germany, have been married
nearly seventy years and have no
children. They resided in Casselton
forty years, and before that resided
in Winona, Minn. He was a store
keeper at Casselton for years, but
failed in business some time ago and
the two are penniless. After leaving
Luxemburg Anton was in the employ
of King Louis Philip of France ana
served in his army. They are hale,
happy and contented. They came to
America in 1844 and Mr. Koenig
speaks proudly of the fact that he
voted for Lincoln for president The
ages of the two are well established.
MINNESOTA'S FAVORITE SON
(Continued from first page.)
strikes such "human interest" color.
The story of John Johnson of St. Peter,
as published in the St. Paul paper,
quickly went the rounds of the Minne
sota press also it went the rounds of
the corner groceries and the drug stores
and the country hotel offices, where
governors are made and presidents are
prepared from the raw material.
The St. Paul reporter discovered that
Gustaf Johnson, a blacksmith, had em
igrated from Sweden about fifty years
ago, settling in 9t. Peter. He bad
been a heavy drinker in his native
land and came to America in the hope
that he might reform. He did reform
for a few years. He married Caroline
Haden, a Swedish girl, also an immi
grant. She was utterly alone in Amer
ica. Tbe blacksmith installed ber in a
two room house near St. Peter. For a
few years tbe brawny arms of Gnstaf
Johnson earned a living for the wife
and the little ones who came, John be
ing the first baby, born in 1861. Then
recurred an attack of the old malady,
the old disease, which in the system
of the village blacksmith demanded
alcohol. Tbe blacksmith became a
drunkard. Like many others of his
unfortunate class, be went "from bad
to worse." Finally the local authori
ties placed him in the poorhouse, where
after some years he died.
Mrs. Johnson was left with six chil
dren to support. John was only twelve
years old, but he arose to the occa
sion. He insisted upon quitting school
so that he might help. He got a job
in a grocery store. A grocer's, boy has
no snap as a job, but some of them
have snap as individuals. John John
son—they probably called him Johnny
then—got $10 a month, which he turn
ed over to his mother. He found time
to deliver laundry washed and ironeM
by his mother, his splendid, heroic
mother, and also to deliver papers on
the carrier's route—the town paper.
After two years of this grocer's boy
life he got a job in the drug store at a
slightly higher rate of pay. From this
time on his mother quit taking in
washing. John supported the family.
In the years following three of the
little sisters died, and John Johnson
was in debt to the undertaker. The
boy studied hard while working in t,he
flrug store The little public library
was in the same block. He read many
books from the library, being chiefly
Interested in history. Meanwhile he
studied pharmacy, too, and eventually
he became a registered pharmacist.
Real Journalist With a Real Job.
After nine years in the drug store
John Johnson became a journalist. In
the cities a journalist is sometimes de
scribed as a newspaper man out of a
job. In St. Peter John Johnson was
a real journalist with a real job, pay
ing for a half interest in the Herald,
for which friends who believed in him
had put up the money. Johnson had
paid off the undertaker. He had bought
in tbe two room family homestead,
which was about to be sold for taxes,
and he bad added other rooms and
So this was the story discovered by
the St. Paul reporter. It was so mag
nificently true that American Minne
sota arose gloriously to the occasion.
President Roosevelt carried the always
Republican state of Minnesota by a
majority of 101,402—a hundred thou
sand above the normal majority. But,
hold! John A^jprt Johnson, Democrat,
was elected governor by a majority of
7,«00. Not a very large majority that,
and yet he turned 84,400 votes to get it.
The country editor closed down his
desk at St. Peter, probably saying to
Henry Essler: "I'll be back in two
years. Try to keep the subscribers in
line, and don't let the ads. get away
from you. Keep the jobwork going."
Then be went to work at his new
job in St. Paul, his office being in Min
nesota's fine new state capitol build
ing Did Johnson as governor of a
great state pose as a sickly sentimen
tal friend of "the common peepul?"
Not a bit of it—not he. Johnson made
no pretense of being ultra democratic.
He wore good clothes, the prevailing
style, and cut just as dignified a figure
at a gubernatorial reception as be bad
cut in the editorial sanctum at St. Pe
ter. He bad sense enough to adapt
himself to his environment.
He Made Good.
Johnson also bad the moral and men
tal backbone to make him Johnny-on
the-spot with his new job. He had
had no experience as an editor when he
took hold of the St. Peter Herald. But
he made good. He made good also
as governor of Minnesota. Do you
want proof? Then read the election
returns of 1906. Normally the Repub
lican candidate should have won by
about 70.000 majority. As a matter
of fact, Johnson won by 72,000 major
ity. Somebody asked how he did K."
"I only tried to make good." replied
No boomerang was thrown in tbe
second campaign. If Johnson had not
made good in bis two years' term as
governor be would nave been sent
back to the St. Peter Herald office
The washerwoman circular promulgat
ed by tbe unidentified asylum inmate
made him governor, but as governor
be made good himself. Those years
of struggle, of self effacement, of moth
er love and brotherly devotion in St.
Peter gave him tbe stamina to make
good. When some one asked him what
he considered the most important re
sult of bis administration as governor,
"Law enforcement. We have brought
about conditions by which tbe state of
ficers obey tbe law themselves and en
fc Made Tax Dodgers Wince.il
But Governor Johnson did not stop
at enforcement of the laws on tbe
statute, books. JBy. his influence he
brought about the enactment of new
laws to meet conditions. One thing be
did was to have tbe legislature give
him a board of tax equalizers. John
son appointed three of the best men
in the state. Under the law this board
had only advisory powers. The gov
ernor used his discretion. The steel
trust has immense mines in northern
Minnesota. These mines were taxed
on a valuation of $38,000,000 when
Johnson took office. Now they are
taxed on a valuation of $194,000,000,
and the poor taxpayer feels better.
The electric railways uniting St. Paul
and Minneapolis are paying twice as
much taxes as they paid before the
advent of Johnson. The tax dodgers
began wincing when Johnson became
Some persons take pleasure in com
paring John Johnson with Abraham
Lincoln. This is due to the fact that
both men had immediate ancestors of
the kind that, as a rule, do not pro
duce society swells. Johnson seemed
to have much of the homely honesty
of Lincoln and more dignity than
"Honest Abe" Whatever he might
have turned out to be in the future,
we must go back to the original thesis
and assert that if Johnson had been a
candidate for head sheik of Fifth
avenue's Four Hundred that lunatic's
circular would have defeated him.
But be was running merely for the
governorship of the plain, common,
sensible, intelligent people of an
New Governor of Minnesota.
Adolph O. Eberhart, who, by the
death of Governor Johnson, becomes
the chief executive of the state, was
born in Sweden thirty-eight years ago,
but came to Minnesota in 1881, when
he was ten years old. He attended
the public schools and was afterward
graduated from Gustavus Adolphus
college at St. Peter.
He gave out the following statement
over the telephone at Mankato:
"I will enter the office free from en
tanglements of any kind and therefore
will be able to execute the laws fairly
and impartially to the best of my
"To assume the office at this timers
the saddest duty, I have ever per
formed, because I had faith in the
complete recovery of Gov. Johnson.
A Trait That Brands Them as Un
sociable and Abrupt.
What a complicated thing is the
character of the Londoner! Out of
pure shyness be becomes disagreeably
abrupt out of pure fear of intrusion he
becomes unsociable. A number of un
acquainted men in the same tramway
rar will never think of entering into
conversation as they would anywhere
else in the world Silently they leave
the car as they entered it And yet it
does not seem natural to me that they
should not prefer to converse. But
they are afraid to Intrude besides,
they have not been "introduced."
"Proper" introduction is one of the
characteristics of the Londoner. In
Germany when a man enters a private
room containing people he does not
know or if he sits down at a table
outside a restaurant—In fact, when
ever he comes into touch with a stran
ger—he will make his bow and an
nounce his name. He will introduce
himself. Then both will chat like old
acquaintances. But it is ten to one
that neither of them caught the mum
bled name of the other, nor did they
care. To both of them their meeting
has been an episode to be forgotten the
very next second. And it not infre
quently happens that a man will turn
to some friend, asking: "Did you see
me talk to that man? Who is he? He
mentioned bis name, but I did not
Now, in England to walk into a room
where there is a private gathering and
to go around from one to another Intro
ducing yourself would, as I see, be
called bad manners The Englishman
wants to be introduced by a third per
son, and it seems that the third person
will introduce the other two only if he
thinks they would actually like to
know each other. Then, however, the
name is not only mumbled or men
tioned, but grappled with. The two
men at once impress that name upon
their minds, associate the person with
the name and forget neither the one
nor the other. An introduction in Lon
don does not seem an episode to me to
be over and done with the next second,
but always the beginning of an actual
friendship. And where friendship is
not likely to ensue an introduction is
left aside.—London Mall.
"Mary Ellen, why is it you are al
ways smashing your gold eyeglasses
and the steel ones stick on your nose
as though glued there?"
"Can't you guess why?" -ff
"Not unless it's a sign that riches are
fleeting and the poor yon have always
"Not at all. There is nothing alle
gorical about it The reason is just
scientific. It's my magnetic attraction,
that's all."—New York San.
Used to Th«m.
The Plain One—And weren't you a
bit nervous when he proposed to you?
The Pretty One-Oh, dear, no! Pro
posals used to make me nervous, but
not any more.—Exchange.
f$ A 8lander.
"I see that royal blood has been dis
covered in an old American family."
"Don't believe it Some gossip is al
ways making a slam -at our old fam
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fur garment, it means that it
is honestly made by skilled
workmen, of honest materials
that are just what they are rep
resented to be. It means that
the furs have distinctive style
and that the fit is correct. In
fact, this name means
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CHAS. A. ALBRECHT
27 W, 5ih St.. ST. PAUL. MINN,
Rickers & Co.
Sign and Carriage Painting,
Paper Hanging and Decorating.
Shop over Niemann's Blacksmith Shop.
All work guaranteed first class*
Telephone your wants to T*"*
I. M. ZIESKE
TEL. 4 4 0 2
We are equipped to do cord wood
sawing during the winter at reason
able prices. 35tf
Corrected Sept. 22, 1909.
Wheat No. 1 $ 91
V. C. Wheat No. 1 80
Flour,Compass 100 lb 3 40—3 70
3 20—3 5a
3 10—3 40
2 75—3 00
2 85—3 10
2 50—2 75
Buckwheat per 100 lbs 1 50
Flax 1 22
Potatoes, per Bushel new.. 50
Butter, per ft 25—35
Eggs, per Dozen 21
Cows and Heifers 100 lb 2 25—2 75
Steers 2 25—3 10
Calves 3 50—4 25
Sheep 3 50—4 50
Lambs 4 60—4 00
Hogs 6 50—6 90
Turner tf all
Program of Classes in Gymnastics.
Boys1 class, ages 6 to 11: Wednesday
afternoon, 4:30 to 5:30 Saturday
forenoon, 9:00 to 10:15.
Boys' class, ages 11 to 14: Monday
and Thursday afternoons,4:30to 5:30
Youths' class, ages 14 to 17: Monday
evening, 7:30 to 8:45 and Friday eve
ning, 7:30 to 8:30.
Girls' class, ages 6 to 11: Tuesday af
ternoon, 4:30 to 5:30, and Saturday
forenoon. 10:15 to 11:30.
Girls' class, ages 11 to 15: Tuesday
and Friday afternoons, 4:30 to 5:30.
Misses' ciass, age over 15: Wednesday
and Saturday evenings, 7:30 to 8:3o.
Ladies' class: Thursday evening, 8:00
Men's class: Tuesday and Friday eve
nings, 8:30 to 9:45.
Fencing class: Sunday forenoon, 10:00
Sunday School: Sunday forenoon,
10:30 to 11:45.
,»» HERMAN HEEW*
Real Estate For Sale or Rent.
Lot 4, block 75, N New%lm, must lift
sold within 30 days and will be sold «&.
FOB SALE—Lot 2, Block 156, North.
FOR SALE—Lot 6, Block 206, North.
FOB SALE—Lot 6, Block 15, South.
FOB SALE—Lot 14, Block 57, South.
FOB SALE—Lot 1, Block 119, Soulh.
FOB SALE—Outlot N. 138.
FOB" SALE—Lots 5 and 6, Block 31
North, New tthn, with dwelling,
house, very cheap/
Inquire of ALBERT STETNHAUSERw
JJR. L. A. FRITSCH»,
"HYSICIAN AND SURGEON*
Office over Brown Co. Bank.